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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CD Review: Sergio Pereira - Swingdando.

(Review by Steve T)
One of the good things about this job is that, just when you're deciding which of your Brazilian regulars to buy an album by to allay any guilt you may have that you don't even watch the Olympics, let alone partake of any fitness regime, Lance slaps an album in your hand.
Seven originals from Brazil via the Netherlands, New York and back to Brazil from guitarist Sergio Peireira on his debut album.
Album opener Chega Al sets out his stall with an extended drums/percussion intro which never really lets up throughout this short album. They're joined by his own acoustic guitar, which he sticks with on all but one track where he doubles up on electric (semi-acoustic), and by group scatting in that specifically Brazilian style my limited knowledge associates with Tania Maria but I know it's more widespread.
There's some terrific interplay between acoustic guitar and Helio Alves on piano and singer Claudia Villela takes just one track, My Girlssuggesting to me that there may be a solo album on the way.
Some of it's laid back and some is horizontal but anyone who likes Latin music, smooth Jazz or piano Jazz will soak it up. 
However, it's at its best when he's playing acoustic guitar, inevitably reminding me of Earl Klugh playing opposite Benson, particularly when he takes over from Marcus Teixeira’s electric solo for the fade of Leblonand during the exchange between the two on the title track.
It's out now and. if you're looking for something to get you in the mood, will do nicely.
Steve T
Sergio Pereira (Acoustic/Electric Guitars); Marcus Teixeira (Electric Guitar); Claudia Villela, Olivia Foschi, Candida Borges (Vocals); Helio Alves, Felipe Silveira (Keyboards); Itaiguara Brandao, Nilson Matta, Felipe Fidelis (Bass); Mauricio Zottarelli, Duduka da Fonseca, Osmario Marinho (Drums).

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